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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

Read more


ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

Read more


Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

Read more


Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

Read more


ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

Read more


Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

Read more


Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

Read more


ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

Read More


Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

Read more


Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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Events

  • 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair 2014
    23 July - 6 August 2014
  • Umuganura Festival
    30 July - 1 August 2014
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014
 

 

Helicopter Adventures

One of the most thrilling adventures you can have in Rwanda is to take a helicopter ride. Helicopter companies offer flights to and from different attractions or as scenic flights.  

An aerial game flight is possible above Akagera National Park, which is a truly memorable way to see the wildlife.  

To book a helicopter ride, contact your travel agent or tour operator.

 

Memorials and Museums

Rwanda has many fascinating museums and memorials that are worth visiting on your trip.

One of the most known historical events is the tragic Rwandan Genocide which took place for 100 days in April. The Kigali Genocide Memorial center in Kigali commemorates the genocide, and explores other genocides around the world. The genocide memorial is a place for everyone to reflect on the past and the future.

The memorial opened in April 2004, ten years after the genocide. The Aegis Trust, a UK based organizing dedicated to preventing genocides, created the concept for the memorial and today they manage it.

Entry is free of charge.  A useful audio guide is available for 9000RWF and a tour takes about one hour.  The memorial is open everyday from 8am to 5pm, but the last entry is at 4pm

Many other cities and town have their own genocide memorials and you can ask for directions at any tourism information stand.

 

Lake Kivu Activities

Africa’s fourth largest lake is located in Western Rwanda, and serves as a border between DR Congo and Rwanda.  Lake Kivu is part of the Great Lake System and lies within the Albertine Rift.  Lake Kivu has a rough, jagged coast and contains numerous islands.  

A few resort towns are located on the banks of the lake.  Lake Kivu is the perfect place to relax and take in some sun.

Less than an hours drive from Volcanoes National Park is Gisenyi, a lovely lakeside beach town.  Gisenyi is set on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms, modern hotels and has a tropical atmosphere.  

The beaches around Gisenyi are perfect for swimming, boat rides and a variety of water sports.  Watersports available on Lake Kivu include windsurfing, hobie cats catamarans and kayaking.

 

Tea Plantations

The high altitude, volcanic soils and steep slopes are perfect for growing tea, and indeed it is Rwanda’s number one export.   The quality of Rwandan green tea leaves is among the best in the world. The tea regions are picturesque, with rolling green hills, often covered in clouds.  

Visitors can visit tea plantations, see how the tea is picked in the field, how it is fermented at perfect temperatures which turns it from green to brown and how tea companies are working with international ones to become certified organic and other sustainable initiatives.  Of course the highlight of any tea tour is tasting the worlds’ best!

 

Gisozi Genocide Memorial

Inaugurated on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the Kigali Genocide Memorial in suburban Gisozi stands on a site where about 250,000 victims were buried, and it documents the events of 1994 in sobering and powerful detail.

Other historic landmarks include the Museum of Natural History, which opened in 2007 in a handsome residence built exactly a century earlier by Dr Richard Kandt, the founder ofmodern Kigali.

 

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